ITV1’s flagship daytime show This Morning returns with hosts PHILLIP SCHOFIELD and HOLLY WILLOUGHBY after their summer break to bring a host of exciting new content, talent and exclusive guests for the new series that starts September 6th.
It might be ‘back to school’ for most but no longer the new girl in class, Holly reveals what it was like starting her new job in front of millions last autumn. Holly said, “I can’t quite believe that it has been a year; it’s gone so quickly. I remember the first week was terrifying and then it got easier as the months went on. It’s lovely to come in and be part of a live show like this where you talk about anything and everything – if I wasn’t here, I’d be at home watching it.”
Co-host Phillip added, “The summer break is a great way for us all to recharge our batteries and to plan for another great series of This Morning. This time last year we were all concentrating on Holly’s first show. She hit the ground running and couldn’t have had a better start and I can’t wait to get back to the studio to see her. I have always looked forward to the start of the new run, but this year I’m even more excited.”
New strands and mini-features this series include – ‘KITCHEN STARS’ – where one lucky viewer with a passion for cooking will be transformed into a This Morning TV chef. More than 120 viewers who sent in a video of them cooking were whittled down to six finalists. These six hopefuls will become three on 9th September after they undergo a gruelling kitchen challenge under the watchful eyes of This Morning chefs GINO D’ACAMPO, PHIL VICKERY and ROSEMARY SHRAGER who will go on to mentor the final 3 until they compete in a live cooking task. The winner will get to present future cooking items on the show and will be decided by guest judges’ and This Morning viewer votes online.
Resident roving reporter and queen of This Morning’s Hollywood interviews, ALISON HAMMOND has enlisted the help of three viewers for ‘ALISON’S BLACK DRESS BOOT CAMP’ that starts September 10th. With all four women desperate to get into their favourite black dress in time for Christmas they will explain why diets and other slimming methods have not worked for them and receive tailor made regimes that will help them achieve their goals ahead of the festive season. Top Harley Street nutritionist Alessandro Ferretti and ex-rugby star Austin Healey will be on hand to offer advice and fitness plans as the women embark on their toughest challenge yet. Alison said, “Losing weight has always been a struggle for me so when This Morning approached me to do this I decided to give it one last go. Together with the help and motivation from three viewers and guidance of gorgeous Austin I am determined to tackle losing weight to be the belle of the Christmas ball.”
Also this series, style guru JASON GARDINER will be surprising viewers on their doorstep in ‘JASON IN YOUR CLOSET’. Arriving in his ‘glam van’ armed with the latest clothing fashions and his makeover team – make-up artist Nathalie Eleni and hair stylist Leo Bancroft – they will transform a fashion novice into a trendy glamour puss! While DONAL MACINTYRE will be fighting consumer injustice for all as he unearths bogus businesses and traders and educates all This Morning viewers about their consumer rights, and ‘SECRET SHOPPER’ will create stars of its very own when three This Morning viewers get to shop and test all new household products.
Summer guest host MYLEENE KLASS will return for ‘THIS MORNING’S BABY CLUB’. From labour, midwifery, and premature babies to taking home a new arrival and learning key parenting skills, Myleene and the people she meets will offer guidance to all couples going through this life changing experience.
EAMONN HOLMES and RUTH LANGSFORD will return to host each Friday and together with daily news reviews, recipes, regular soap updates, real life stories, advice, and first class showbiz guests throughout the week, This Morning continues to make life a little easier.
Karl Newton, Executive Producer of This Morning said, “Phillip and Holly’s partnership continues to excel on screen and with so much new content – as well as further surprises that we will be announcing soon – I’m excited about the new series starting. I’m confident the viewers will be impressed and continue to engage with the show.”
THIS MORNING is live each weekday at 10.30am – 12.30pm on ITV1. THIS MORNING: Saturday is on at 12.10pm and THIS MORNING: Sunday is on at midday on ITV1.
GUESTS FOR THE FIRST WEEK BACK:
Monday 6th September- Presented by Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby
NEW SERIES! Holly & Phil return from the summer break and Trudie Styler reveals all about her latest role; all the gossip from the X Factor with Jeff Brazier; and Alesha Dixon performs live!
Tuesday 7th September – Presented by Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby
Taking a look at the latest High Street fashion trends with Jason Gardiner; an exclusive look Behind The Scenes at the glittering TV Choice Awards; and a delicious treat is rustled up at noon! Plus William Roach and son James Roach talk about their new on-screen relationship in Coronation St.
Wednesday 8th September – Presented by Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair is on the sofa to talk about his controversial new book; Rosemary Shrager rustles up a treat for the tastebuds; and there’s a performance from the cast of West End musical Les Miserables.
Thursday 9th September – Presented by Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby
On the sofa is the fabulous Paul O Grady talking about his new TV series, queen of gossip, Sharon Marshall serves up all the latest soap sensations; and we cook up a delicious recipe just in time for lunch! Also Freema Agyeman talks about new series of Law & Order, and pop hunks McFly perform their latest single Party Girl live in the studio.
Friday 10th September – Presented by Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford
Roving reporter and queen of Hollywood interviews Alison Hammond has enlisted the help of three viewers for ‘Alison’s Back Dress Boot Camp’ to embark on their toughest challenge yet as they aim to get into their favourite black dress in time for Christmas. They will explain why diets and other slimming methods have not worked for them and receive tailor made regimes to achieve their goals ahead of the festive season.